Organization profile

Organisation profile

The Department of Hospital Administration at KMC Manipal was the first such department to offer an Medical Council of India (MCI)-recognised post-graduation course in Hospital Administration in 1987. Postgraduates from here have been placed in various hospitals across the country and abroad. The department is actively involved in the administration of the KMC Hospital, a 2032-bedded tertiary care teaching hospital.



  • Improvement of the quality of patient care. 
  • Optimal utilisation of the resources and facilities.
  • Program management that involving fiscal, material and personnel administration.
  • Research activities in the field of healthcare management (Operations Research, Clinico-Epidemiological Research, Business Research).


  • To deliver hands-on training to students in managing the day-to-day affairs of the hospital functioning.
  • To promote research activities among the postgraduate students and faculty.
  • Conducting various workshops, seminars and CMEs.


Fingerprint Dive into the research topics where Department of Hospital Administration, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal is active. These topic labels come from the works of this organisation's members. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Tertiary Healthcare Medicine & Life Sciences
Teaching Hospitals Medicine & Life Sciences
India Medicine & Life Sciences
Tertiary Care Centers Medicine & Life Sciences
Costs and Cost Analysis Medicine & Life Sciences
Quality of Health Care Medicine & Life Sciences
Mechanical Ventilators Medicine & Life Sciences
Clinical Protocols Medicine & Life Sciences

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Research Output 1992 2019

  • 31 Citations
  • 3 h-Index
  • 29 Article
  • 2 Letter
  • 1 Comment/debate
  • 1 Short survey

Assessment of health literacy rates and implementation of teach back method in a tertiary care teaching hospital in South India

Mohammed, F. N., Kamath, R., Somu, G. & D’Souza, B., 01-07-2019, In : Indian Journal of Public Health Research and Development. 10, 6, p. 56-61 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Health Literacy
Tertiary Healthcare
Teaching Hospitals
Age Groups

Assessment of in-patient satisfaction using importance-performance map analysis

Swathi, K. S., Gopal Krishna, B. & Somu, G., 01-07-2019, In : Indian Journal of Public Health Research and Development. 10, 6, p. 267-271 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Patient Satisfaction
Quality of Health Care
Hospital Administrators
Private Hospitals

Cost analysis of endoscopic procedures in a tertiary care hospital in South India

Umesha, P., Somu, G., Mavaji, A., Kamath, R., D’Souza, B. & Kamath, S., 01-01-2019, In : International Journal of Mechanical Engineering and Technology. 1, p. 968-977 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle